Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal has reiterated the determination of his administration to sustain the fight against banditry in the state, even as he raises concern over attacks on major roads.
Receiving briefing from security heads in the state, Governor Lawal maintained that, necessary support and synergy would be established by the government to succeed in the war against banditry.
A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the meeting presided over by Governor Lawal at the Council Chambers, Government House, Gusau, resolved to ensure the safety of the lives and properties of the people.
The statement read in parts: “Governor Dauda Lawal presided over the security council meeting as part of his government’s resolve to prioritize the issue of security.
“He received briefings from the heads of the security agencies on their collective efforts towards the fight against banditry.
“The governor raised a concern to the heads of the security agencies in the state on the activities of bandits in some areas, especially, the Gusau to Funtua Road; Magami to Dangulbi, Dan Kurmi to Anka Road, as well as Magami to Dansadau Road.”
He further charged the heads of the military and police to deploy CSK platforms and Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles, to constantly patrol all the affected major roads, while the state government will provide them with necessary support and logistics where needed.
He called on the heads of the security to ensure the dislodgement of all the bandits camp across the state.